• The Lytle ISD Operations Department works to insure students are provided a safe and clean learning environment. They also strive to make certain students are transported safely and reliably to and from school and to a variety of learning experiences away from their campuses. Operations oversees the transportation, maintenance and custodial services provided within the district.

Operations Dept. Staff

  • William Cross, Director of Operations

    Rachel Estrada, Administrative Assistant

    Armando Esquibel, Transportation Manager


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  • District employees needing a vehicle or other operations/maintenance services should submit a workorder.

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Our Stories

  • 8-25-2023 The First Baptist Church of Lytle Welcomes Pirate Staff Back to School with a Delicious Meal!

    More than 250 Lytle Pirate employees enjoyed hospitality and a hot meal from the First Baptist Church of Lytle as they started the new school year a few weeks ago on August 4, 2023. This tradition started back in 2001 and thousands have enjoyed this generous and loving tradition over the past 20 years! Pastor James Engle, his church members and church youth (our own Lytle Pirate students) were gracious hosts.

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  • 8-10-2023 2023 Back-To-School Convocation Celebration!

    Our Lytle Pirate Convocation always feels like a family reunion. Returning Pirate Staff and newly hired Pirates come together to share hopes, dreams and goals for the new school year. Kicking off with performances from our talented band students, dancers and cheerleaders set the tone for LeeAnna Mask, President of our Lytle ISD Board of Trustees, to welcome everyone with encouraging words, "All our school programs had history-making success last year, and I'm certain we'll continue to build on that success this school year." 

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  • 7-12-2023 Lytle Has a Custodial Crew Worth Bragging About

    We have some of the kindest, most beautiful people working to keep our building interiors gorgeous. Today as I was walking through the high school, I was stopped in my tracks by the shine coming off our newly cleaned and polished academic hallway floors. Lucky for me, the crew had just finished and agreed to let me get their photo in front of the sparkling results of their hard work. They made sure I knew that one of their crew, Eric Garcia, was missing from the photo.

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  • 8-12-2022 Bus Fire on First Day of School Shows Lytle Staff is Ready to Spring into Action

    There's always a hiccup or two on the first day of school, but a lost schedule, homesick kids, or spilled milk are pretty routine to handle. Now a bus catching on fire...Well that's big. But at Lytle ISD, our staff in every department know their number one job is to take care of our kids. And this is why a bus catching fire turns out to be a good news story.

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  • 7-14-2022 Lieutenant Donny R. Whitaker the Medina County Sheriff’s Office provides emergency response training for all Lytle staff.

    In early July, staff from the Operations, Information Technology, Special Education and Central Office completed three hours of emergency response training with Lieutenant Donny R. Whitaker the Medina County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • 6-16- 2021 A Lytle ISD Bus Ride is a Birthday Wish Come True!

    Three-year-old Morgan and his family made a special visit to our bus barn recently to take a school bus ride with Mr. William Cross, Director of Operations. This future Pirate's bus ride adventure is an extension of Lytle ISD's strong commitment to providing enrichment and positive learning experiences for parents, families, and students in our community. Watch this wonderful story and be sure to thank our bus drivers and all who work to keep our buses running for the kids in our community. It's our youngest Pirates who are excitedly waiting for the day when they'll get to ride a bus to Lytle Primary school for the first time!

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  • 2-22-2021 Superintendent Smith Thanks Staff for Working Hard During Ice Storm

    I am sure you are just as happy as I am to be able to return to work and see the kiddos again. Last week was a challenge for everyone especially some of our operations folks. I would like to ask you to join me in thanking those that really went above and beyond. At the risk of leaving someone out, I am going to mention some of our heroes.

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  • 12-30-2020 Working and Clean Air Purifiers is a Must with COVID-19!

    Over the winter break, we serviced and cleaned all air purifiers throughout the district and they are ready for the next round of school. If for some reason we may have missed 1 or 2 out of the over 200 that are in service just let me know and I will get it taken care of.

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  •  Mr. Cowboy

    8/20/2019 Lytle Bus Driver Makes the News!

    KENS 5 shared this positive news story about Lytle ISD bus driver, John Wright, AKA Mr. Cowboy on their morning news show today. Follow the link to see the video news story as well as the web article. And then, next time you see Mr. Cowboy, ask for his autograph.

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  •  Operations department recognition by the Lytle VFW.

    3-8-2019 Operations Department VFW Recognition

    I wanted to share the following information as I am very proud of our operations department. Last night the operation department was recognized by the Lytle VFW and awarded the community service award for our service to the school and community. Mr. Larry Sanders is the chief of the Lytle VFW and he asked me to select four members of the operations department to be recognized by the Lytle VFW, this was not an easy task as all operations staff members are deserving. Please see the attachment for a picture of the honorees and see the information below regarding how important these members of our operations department are to me and our schools. I would have liked to take and have had the entire operations department recognized. However, I couldn’t sneak sixty-four staff members in the door. Maybe next year. This being said, all of my operations staff members from the mechanics, bus aides, and custodians are very important to me and do amazing things for our schools, staff, and students every day. It is my pleasure and honor to be their director and serve Lytle ISD. If you happen to see any of our operations guys and gals around, please pat them on the back and say thank you for what they do.

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  •  Landscape improvements.

    2-7-2019 Landscape Transformation at the High School

    Lytle ISD is blessed to have a very talented, hard-working grounds and maintenance staff. They take great pride in their work and makes our campuses beautiful, safe, and comfortable or students, staff, and visitors. This video features the landscape design and installation work of Lytle employee Tony Lopez. He is a true artist.

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  •  Michelle Smith, Augie and Bea Castro, William Cross

    6-28-2018 Augie Castro Retires After 27 Years of Service

    Augie Castro retires after 27 years of service. Augie could build or fix anything. His sense of humor will be missed.

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  •  Manny with a saw, working in the shop.

    3-2-2018 Manuel Carrillo Retires After 20 Years of Employment with Lytle ISD Operations

    Manuel has been with our district for 23 years. He first started as a volunteer and after 2 years, he was hired. Manuel had worked for many years as an over the road truck driver so he was brought in as a bus driver and a general maintenance crew. Over the years, Manuel has served as the standard for our athletic clocks at the baseball/softball fields as well as the football field. He is truly a pirate at heart and one of the districts most loyal athletics supporters.

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  • 8-19-2015 Lytle Elementary transformation/renovation project earns highest school architecture award!!

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